Navigating the Southeast Asia Digital Library
Navigation within the Southeast Digital Library can be done using the menu found on the top of each page.
The ‘About SEADL’ menu contains information about the SEADL website, staff members, participating institutions, news, details on the website’s technical infrastructure, and copyright information.
The ‘By Type’ menu allows you to browse SEADL collections by format: book, journals/newspapers, manuscripts, photographs, reference materials, and video. Clicking on one of these types will bring up a list of discrete collections, as well as a short “about” statement for each collection.
The ‘By Country’ menu provides a list of all Southeast Asian countries, with sub-menus containing short contextual essays (‘About’), selected internet links, and an option to examine SEADL content specific to each country.
Selecting the ‘By Project’ menu item will take you to a list of all of the individual projects within SEADL. The list also contains links to background information on the projects, and links to the materials by format.
Searching Digital Collections
You can search all collections contained in SEADL by entering a keyword in the “Search Collections” text box on the left menu. Selecting the “Advanced Search” button will allow you to search by keyword, language, country, type, and/or project. This allows users the chance to perform a very targeted search, but it is important to keep in mind that not all combinations in Advanced Search will yield results.
The results page shows a list of items/materials pertaining to the request made. The results will have different types of materials unless you have used advanced search to limit the type. Clicking on the thumbnail image or the title of the item/material will take you to the full-size item/material.
Viewing DjVu Images
DjVu is a large-format, high resolution image which can be viewed after installing the plug-in. Click here to download the Plug-in. You will need to install the plug-in only once. The plug-in will allow you to zoom-in, zoom-out, pan, and rotate the image. Most of the functions used in Adobe Acrobat are available in this plug-in. You will not see any metadata information about the image when viewed from within the plug-in.
All of our videos are in WMV format and will play in Windows Media Player on Windows operating systems. The player can be downloaded here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/windows-media-player
If you are using Mac, you will need to download a Windows Media Component for Quicktime player. Videos may also be viewed using the open-source cross-platform multimedia player, VLC, on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.
Some our Journal/Newspaper Collections require Adobe Reader to view. Download Adobe Reader to view these files.
If you receive the message "The file is damaged and could not be repaired", try one of the solutions below based on the browser you are using.
Internet Explorer 6 (Windows)
If you are having problems opening your document within Microsoft's Internet Explorer, please try the following:
Firefox 1.5 - 2.0 (Windows)
There is a known problem when using the Firefox browser when Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional is installed on your computer. Large PDF files may not open.
This issue can be solved by changing your browser configuration:
Now when you try to open a link to a PDF file in Firefox, the PDF file will be automatically downloaded to your local machine and then open in Acrobat.
(Thanks to UNC and MIT Libraries for these directions.)